Start Punching Your Portrait
A course by Sara Luna , Textile Artist
Learn to use yarn to create expressive textile portraits of your favorite person.
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About the video: Start Punching Your Portrait
“It’s time to start punching! In this lesson, you will learn how to start your embroidery by punching the black areas first, which are the ones with more details. Then we will continue with the shades of gray.”
In this video lesson Sara Luna addresses the topic: Start Punching Your Portrait, which is part of the Domestika online course: Punch Needle Embroidery: From Pictures to Portraits. Learn to use yarn to create expressive textile portraits of your favorite person..
Partial transcription of the video
“Start Punching Your Portrait Now we know how to choose the right picture, create our pattern and prepare our frame, we're ready to punch. This is my favorite part of the entire process. Here you get to punch and feel the fabric through the needle in your hands and I love that. As we saw in our sample, for the yarns, I showed you I'll use three threads of this yarn because it's thinner. Remember, you can use any kind of yarn as long as it works with your needle. Now I'm gonna thread my needle and I'm gonna start punching. The first thing we're gonna do is start with the blacks. I like to do ...”
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Course summary: Punch Needle Embroidery: From Pictures to Portraits
AreasEmbroidery, Portrait illustration, Punch Needle, Textile illustration
Sara Luna is a visual artist and illustrator with a specialization in textile art. She grew up surrounded by weavers and craft makers in her family. Throughout the course of her studies, she began to experiment with a variety of materials, from watercolors to digital tools until she found her niche. When she moved to the US, she rediscovered the punch needle and honed her skill.
Her work has been exhibited in New York City and Salt Lake City, where she currently resides. She’s been featured in Create! Magazine and Carper Contemporary. All of her work can be found on her website.